Hassan Rahnavardi

Mohammad Hassan Rahnavardi (Persian: محمد حسن رهنوردی‎, born 10 May 1927) is an Iranian physician, politician and former weightlifter. He was born in Tabriz. He earned two gold medals in Asian Games in 1950s. He was a member of National Consultative Assembly from Sari and later from Tehran. He was a deputy minister of health and minister of education prior to the Iranian Islamic revolution. His last position was Governor of Yazd.

Hassan Rahnavardi
Personal information
Nationality Iran
Born (1927-05-10) 10 May 1927 (age 94)
Weight82.90 kg (182.8 lb)
Country Iran
Event(s)90 kg

He has a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Tehran, a master of public health from Johns Hopkins University and a DrPH from Tulane University. For five years he was the secretary general of the Iranian National Olympic Committee and in charge of Iranian Olympic Team for 1968 Mexico City Games and 1972 Munich Games in Germany.


  • "رهنوردی، محمد حسن". daneshnameh.irdc.ir. Archived from the original on 27 February 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  • Rahnavardi interview with VOA persian TV on YouTube
  • اتفاقات جالب المپیک/ اتهام چاقوکشی به یک قهرمان و (in Persian)
  • Hassan Rahnavardi's profile at Sports Reference.com